Reading Group: The Wretched of the Earth

October 1, 2012 in Teach-In

The Wretched of the Earth: A Reading Group by Occupy and Educate Denver

Frantz Fanon (1925-61) was a Martinique-born black psychiatrist and anticolonialist intellectual; The Wretched of the Earth is considered by many to be one of the canonical books on the worldwide black liberation struggles of the 1960s. Within a Marxist framework, using a cutting and nonsentimental writing style, Fanon draws upon his horrific experiences working in Algeria during its war of independence against France. He addresses the role of violence in decolonization and the challenges of political organization and the class collisions and questions of cultural hegemony in the creation and maintenance of a new country’s national consciousness. – Eugene Holley, Jr.

“The writing of Malcolm X or Eldridge Cleaver or Amiri Baraka or the Black Panther leaders reveals how profoundly they have been moved by the thoughts of Frantz Fanon.” The Boston Globe

“Have the courage to read this book.” —Jean-Paul Sartre

“This century’s most compelling theorist of racism and colonialism.” –Angela Davis

“The unpreparedness of the educated classes, the lack of practical links between them and the mass of the people, their laziness, and, let it be said, their cowardice at the decisive moment of the struggle will give rise to tragic mishaps.” -Frantz Fanon

The Wretched of the Earth

When: Tuesdays, 5:30– 6:45 p.m.

Where: Deer Pile Space above City O’ City at 206 E. 13th Ave (on the corner of Sherman, near the Capitol). The entrance is on corner of Sherman, near the Capitol). The entrance is on Sherman to the right of City O’ City’s main door.

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